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    Veteran Member Four Rings rhfosu's Avatar
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    Possible Scammer or hacked account - howardbmclean

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    Just a head's up. This guy PMd me about a WTB ad I posted looking for 18" VMR wheels. They are a too-good price ($700 shipped), and he has a sob story about his wife needing surgery to go with it. Text convo is a weird back and forth (demands responses, texts me at 3AM saying he's up peeing), but I want to see pics before moving forward. He finally sends me some low res pics of wet wheels with snow tires. I do a google image search and the EXACT same pics show up in a bimmerpost ad from 2017. I ask him to explain this, and he says it's a coincidence, and he can't explain it. He's "puzzled". Uh huh. That's not even a good lie.

    Pics he stole for reference.

    https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1379603

    Admins, this guy is not really active. Please look to see if someone has hacked his account to run scams.
    "I don't understand Audi enthusiasts. They buy a car that looks like a bar of soap, then they spend money modifying it so it looks slightly less like a bar of soap."

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    Established Member Two Rings julianwh's Avatar
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    Yes, this guy is definitely a scam. Ignore him or call the feds. I posted a wth and he responded that he had what I wanted but was going too let his wife haven't it because he was out of town.
    Wife and I texted about shipping and they wanted to use a bogus shipping company. I ask them to call me but doesn't and send a PM saying he's tried calling many times.
    Buyer beware!

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    Veteran Member Four Rings rhfosu's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by julianwh View Post
    Yes, this guy is definitely a scam. Ignore him or call the feds. I posted a wth and he responded that he had what I wanted but was going too let his wife haven't it because he was out of town.
    Wife and I texted about shipping and they wanted to use a bogus shipping company. I ask them to call me but doesn't and send a PM saying he's tried calling many times.
    Buyer beware!

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    So I'm not an isolated case. Admins, take a look at this guy please.

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    "I don't understand Audi enthusiasts. They buy a car that looks like a bar of soap, then they spend money modifying it so it looks slightly less like a bar of soap."



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